PBS Booze History Special on TV and iPad/iPhone →
Not like the after school special when you were a kid, but a grown up take on Prohibition by master documentarian Ken Burns. The series airs on TV on Oct 2 - 4. However, you can also download the app and watch the sessions there. /LARC - Carla
Pop Up Bar →
I thought this was just called entertaining, but evidently NY bar Whiskey Tango Foxtrot has been hosting events in various homes before getting ready to open up their own storefront in Brooklyn. /LARC - Carla
White Manattan →
From LARC member Dubs comes a lovely post detailing a white Manhattan!
Booze Snobbery →
This essay about small batch spirits and booze snobbery had me in stitches. Partially because booze lovers can be snobs, but also because there are some things that seem to have a high correlation with loving good hooch. A few items from the article I want to strongly support: We will not confuse unique with good. So true, so true. Too often some crazy combination is concocted, but that does...
Starlight Room - Updated →
The classic Harry Denton’s Starlight Room has a new bar manager, Joel Teitelbaum, from Zero Zero. The menu is focused on classics. A couple write ups have appeared, along with the link above, this one in SF Weekly. Look forward to checking it out soon! /LARC - Carla
Modern Classics: The Vichy Catalan Negroni →
For fans of the Negroni, this wonderful post examines a few variations and provides a couple notes on where to try them. /LARC - Carla barbook: One of the things I love about the cocktail world is the way its cherished formulas are endlessly revised, expanded, and riffed upon. More than any other quality, what endears a drink recipe to bartenders, and thus secures its status as a classic and...
KY Bourbon Festival - Coming Up Soon →
I hope one day to make it to this bourbon infused week in the beautiful Kentucky hills. Until then, I’ll have to satisfy that itch by making the “official” cocktail for this year - the Bluegrass Sunrise courtesy of Azur Restaurant and Patio. /LARC - Carla